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Clarence King

Historical Photographs: 1864 Field Party

The 1864 field party of the California Geological Survey (Charles Hoffmann absent). From left to right: James T. Gardner, Richard D. Cotter, William H. Brewer, and Clarence King. Gardner is holding a sextant used for mapping and astronomical location; Cotter is armed with musket, dagger, and pistol; both Brewer and King have mercury barometers - used to measure altitudes - slung on their shoulders; and King holds a geologist's hammer. (UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library)

1864 Field Party

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